Heart attack victim saved 12 miles off Gran Canaria by Spain’s Salvamiento Maritimo

Heart attack victim saved 12 miles off Gran Canaria by Spain's Salvamiento Maritimo Credit: Twitter @salvamentogob

A heart attack victim working onboard a merchant ship 12 miles off Gran Canaria, was saved by Spain’s Salvamiento Maritimo, as reported on Tuesday, September 13.

The heart attack victim was saved in proximity to Gran Canaria by Spain’s Salvamento Maritimo (Maritime Safety and Rescue Society).

According to the state agency, the Las Palmas Rescue centre received an alert requesting the urgent evacuation of one of the crew members for medical reasons.

Following the alert, the Helimer 206 helicopter was mobilised, which went to the area, hoisted the crew member and evacuated him to the Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín.

Here, the Emergency and Security Coordination Centre (Cecoes), 112, explained that a medicalised ambulance from the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) was waiting in the heli-surface of the hospital complex and transferred the man in serious condition to the emergency department.

Salvamento Maritimo shared the news on their official Twitter account stating:

“Merchant vessel ARGO 12 miles north of Las Palmas requests urgent evacuation of a crew member suffering a heart attack. CCS Las Palmas mobilises Helimer 206, which transports him to the Doctor Negrín Hospital #SeguridadNautica.”

The news follows reports that a woman has been arrested by the Guardia Civil for allegedly starting five forest fires in Verin, Galicia, Spain, as reported on Tuesday, September 13.


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Joshua Manning

Originally from the UK, Joshua is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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